OPSC Judicial Service Preliminary & Main Exam Syllabus

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) published the latest notification for the Civil Judge recruitment. So people who are finding the OPSC Civil Judge exam syllabus, they are read this exam syllabus here. We are put here this syllabus as per Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) Civil Judge recruitment notification. Read the full syllabus below. 

OPSC Judicial Service Preliminary & Main Exam Syllabus

OPSC Civil Judge Prelims & Mains Exam Syllabus:

The selection of candidates for recruitment to the cadre of Civil Judges shall be made through competitive examination, which shall consist of three parts, 

1) Preliminary Exam 
2) Main Exam (Written)
3) Interview 

as per the provisions of the Odisha Superior Judicial Service & Odisha Judicial Service Rules, 2007 and the syllabus as specified below:-

1) The preliminary written examination shall be of one paper carrying 100 marks with duration of one and half hours of examination with objective type questions of multiple choice on the following subjects and the OMR answer sheets will be scrutinized by computer. 

Preliminary Written Examination:

  • Constitution Of India 
  • Code Of Civil Procedure 
  • Code Of Criminal Procedure 
  • Evidence Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Limitation Act
  • Transfer Of Property Act
  • Contract Act
  • Law Of Succession (Indian Succession Act And Hindu Succession Act)
  • Specific Relief Act

The Commission shall call the eligible candidates for the Main Written Examination, who have secured not less than 35 per-centum of marks in case of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates and 40 per-centum of marks in case of others in the Preliminary Written Examination. 

The Main Written Examination shall be on the following two compulsory papers and three optional papers. Each of the compulsory subject shall carry 150 marks with a duration of two and half hours of examination and each of the optional subjects shall carry 150 marks with a duration of three hours. 

2) Main Examination:

1) Compulsory Papers:

Paper 1 - General English

- Translation and retranslation of ten lines each
- A short essay of about 150 words
- Precis writing consisting of 300 words 
- 1 passage of about 500 words with 5 questions

                      (150 Marks)

Paper 2 - Procedural Laws:

- The code of criminal procedure, 1973
- The code of civil procedure, 1908
- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

                 (150 Marks)

2) Optional Papers:

Paper 1 - Law Of Crime & Law Of Torts - 150 Marks

Paper 2 - Personal Law

- Hindu Law
- Mohammedan Law

Paper 3 - Law Of Property - 150 Marks

- Transfer Of Property Act, 1882
- Specific Relief Act, 1963
- Indian Limitation Act, 1963

Paper 4 - Law Of Contract - 150 Marks

- Indian Contract Act, 1872
- Sales Of Goods Act, 1930
- Partnership Act, 1932
- Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881

Paper 5 - Jurisprudence and Constitution Of India - 150 Marks


- A candidate shall answer the papers in English unless otherwise directed. 
- The standard of papers shall be that of LL.B. course and in respect of compulsory Paper-1, it shall be that of a degree course. 
- The commission shall call the candidates for interview who have secured not less than 45 per-centum of marks in aggregate and a minimum of 33 per-centum of marks in each paper in the Main Written Examination. 

3) Interview:

Interview shall carry 100 marks. Questions to be asked in the interview may not ordinary be outside the syllabus prescribed for the main written examination. In the interview questions covering board national and international issues and matters of common interest in the field of Arts and Science may also be asked.

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